Updated Feb 05, 2019CLOSED

ID4D Mission Billion Challenge

Offered by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and World Bank as part of Identification for Development and SOLVE

How can digital identification systems in developing countries be better designed or adapted to protect people’s privacy and empower them with greater control over their personal data?
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CLOSEDFeb 24, 2019Deadline
Up to $50,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 1: Ideation, Stage 2: Research & Development, Stage 3: Proof of Concept and Stage 4: Transition to Scale
Implemented in:
RegionLow and Middle Income Countries
Focus AreasAll Sectors and Digital Development
All Sectors and Digital Security
Mission Billion is open to:
-Individuals, including academics, entrepreneurs, scientists, technologists and other engaged citizens
-Organizations, involved in research, advocacy, design and implementation of digital identification systems

For the inaugural Mission Billion Challenge, the ID4D Initiative will start with an issue at the heart of digital identification design:privacy and user empowerment of their identification. As countries strive to provide identification to millions of people, there is an opportunity to inform the design of digital identification systems to enhance data protection and provide individuals with greater control over their personal data.

The Challenge aims to surface practical and cost-effective ‘privacy by design’ features that can be embedded into digital identification systems.

We are looking for creative ideas, components, the innovative use of existing technologies or complete solutions from academics, entrepreneurs, scientists, technologists, and engaged citizens.

Please see more resources on the topics here

Application Directions

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